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Sunti / Mutton Meatballs

When the Maratha came in power in part of the south of India, they brought their food habits, spices and cooking style with them. The Tanjor cuisine is an amalgamation of the Maratha cuisine and regional ingredients. Sunti is also called Kayarkati Gola. Traditionally, Suntis are tied with a thread made out of a banana […]

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Hazelnut Financiers

These Financiers are gluten-free. They taste just like Maharashtran Sheera. Substitutes: If almond flour is not available, you can easily make it at home running 3/4 cup of whole almond through food processor. Same with Hazelnut flour. You may substitute hazelnut with pistachio or walnut too. Instead of Amaranth, rice flour works well too. Yields: […]

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Kholapuri Pandhara Rassa

Pandhara (white) Rassa (curry) is a side dish from Kolhapuri region usually served with Kolhapuri Chicken or mutton. The Kolhapuri dishes are fiery hot and to soothe your palate it is usually served with mutton or chicken Pandhara Rassa/ curry. For this curry we won’t be using any red chilies. It’s very mellow curry and […]

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Shrimp Curry

This is a very traditional coastal fish curry. You will see variations of this curry from Mumbai coast, Malvan to Goa. You may substitute any fish for shrimp. Kokum/ Garcinia indica is a must for our cooking and gives its unique flavor and it’s also good for digestion. If Kokum is not available you can […]

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Madra Channa

Madra Channa is a Dhaam food from Himachal Pradesh. Dhaam food is inspired by Kashmiri Wazawan food. Dhaam food is Satwik food where there is no use of meat, ginger, garlic, or vegetables while preparing the food. Dhaam food is predominately made by using different types of lentils and beans. Madra Channa is a less known […]

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Besan Ladoo

I really enjoy the last quarter of the year. Fall is in the air and the house smells divine with all the aromas of Diwali Faral (Snacks). Living outside India has its own perks, in addition to all Indian festivals we also celebrate American festivals too. Halloween, Dassera, Diwali, Thanksgiving and Christmas…from October onwards till […]

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Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish which is made Garbanzo or Fava beans. They are crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside. Falafel is similar to Indian fried dal vadas just with the exception of parsley. Falafel makes an excellent appetizer. It can be served in a wrap. Falafel is a […]

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Amrakhand/Sweetened Mango Yogurt

Frankly speaking, there won’t be a single Maharastrian household which won’t eat Shrikhand Puri on Dassara or Gudi Padwa. Traditionally, it would be served at weddings and most celebrations. Shrikhand is one of the oldest sweets from India and it is from the state of Maharashtra. This is a very simple dessert, with two main […]

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Colocasia Fritters/Aloo Chya Wadya

    These fritters are a must have in the monsoon season with some hot tea on the side. Colocasia leaves are easily available in the monsoon season in India. In USA, I see them quite often from spring to early fall in Indian stores. In the state of Gujarat these fritters are served steamed […]